Google to hide stored passwords to beef up security
Washington – Since the report about stored passwords just a URL away on its Chrome web browser, Google has reportedly decided to hide users’ credentials in a bid to increase secure browsing.
The search giant has built Chrominium for OS X, which includes an option that requires users to authenticate with their computer’s system password before it will allow access to the list of stored passwords.
According to The Verge, the site earlier allowed access to the passwords by navigating to chrome://settings/passwords in the browser and showed up all of the login / password data a user saved on Chrome.
The company suggests that users should lock their systems when not using it so as to save it from any vulnerability of being exploited, the report added.